Easy Buttermilk Bread

    3 hours

    Buttermilk adds a great flavour to a basic white bread. This bread is great either for sandwiches or toasted in the mornings.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 15g dried active baking yeast
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) lukewarm water
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) buttermilk
    • 125g butter
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 5 1/2 cups (750g) bread flour

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:2hours5min  ›  Ready in:3hours 

    1. Combine yeast in warm water.
    2. Place the butter and buttermilk in a small saucepan and heat slowly until butter has melted. Cool to lukewarm.
    3. Place sugar, salt, bicarb soda, buttermilk mixture and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Add half of the flour slowly, and mix with the dough hook attachment of an electric mixer. Gradually add the remaining flour while continuing to mix.
    4. When dough is not sticky, turn out on a lightly floured surface. Knead for several minutes, until the dough is soft and smooth. Place in a greased bowl, and turn once. Allow to rise until doubled in size.
    5. Punch down the dough. Divide, and shape into 2 loaves. Place in two well greased 20x10cm loaf tins. Allow to rise until dough has risen 2 1/2 cm above pans.
    6. Bake in a preheated 190 degrees C oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Loaves are done when nicely brown and sound hollow when knocked.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Halved the quantities. Melted butter in microwave, and mixed with buttermilk and water. Then put everything in bread machine to mix, Cooked in 180C fan forced oven for 35 minutes. Lovely golden brown, light yet moist and tasty bread.  -  10 Jun 2009


    Altered ingredient amounts. Did not proof the yeast. Just tossed everything in the bread machine (halved the recipe). The smell while it was baking was devine and it was gobbled up for a late night snack by the children. Thanks  -  14 Jul 2008


    this by far is the best and easiest bread recipe i have used. I have made a lot of bread in my life but I just can't stop raving about this.  -  14 Jul 2008